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Poster: doc drennan Date: Dec 2, 2006 5:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: archiving shows?

this may be a stupid ? but can i archive my shows on a dvd if so how do i burn to it? i heard it was a good way to save vast hrs of down loaded shows. but when i try to burn my wave files to a dvd+r it want allow it so i have to use a regular cdr any help would be grateful .ps this place is great and i love you all!!!!!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 2, 2006 2:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: archiving shows?

I have a ridiculously small Hard Drive - I know size matters : )

Anyway I ZIP the files and label them disc 1,2,3 etc. I haven't used DVD's but I'd like to. Here's a question - why do SHN Zip files come out a little larger after zipped? More than they add up to on their own.

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Poster: wagglebee Date: Dec 2, 2006 1:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: archiving shows?

The best way is to save the zip files to the DVD as data. If you are trying to put them on as music it might not work.

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Poster: daliguana Date: Dec 2, 2006 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: archiving shows?

I'm archiving my shows as I write. I'm using DVD+R DL (8.5gigs) to burn a data DVD with Nero. I can fit as many as seven shows SHN/Flac. Then, I'm converting the files to mp3 to have on my Grateful Drive. That way, I can bring them up with a click as my computer is also my only stereo.

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Poster: wagglebee Date: Dec 2, 2006 2:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: archiving shows?

It seems a little overwhelming at first, but it is a lot easier than the old days of keeping track of a few hundred tapes.

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Poster: dr. flashback Date: Dec 2, 2006 6:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: archiving shows?

Every thing deadmax says is right, make sure your burner is a DVD burner.
The best software by FAR is Nero. I recommend you get it.

What I do is convert my shows to SHN files (or just get them that way from GDL) and then burn to a DVD using the data or DVD-ROM ISO type burning job. Be sure you do NOT use the Multisession mode or it won't be readable. Burn a data DVD, not an audio.

I get usually 3-4 full shows in SHN (each in a folder) on each DVD.
You may be able to just burn the WAV files as data, using the same option, to your DVD. I'm not sure I've never done that.
Hope this helps,
Dr. Flashback

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Poster: billydlions Date: Dec 2, 2006 7:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: archiving shows?

I'm not sure but I think some dvd drives are +r and some are -r. I tried burning a video to a dvd and couldnt do it because I apparently used the wrong dvd.

Anyone ever see the 3-28-81 video? They zoom in on Jerry's playing on his solos. I cant get over his ending solo on Althea.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 2, 2006 12:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: archiving shows?

yep, my approach as well; most new systems, even a bottom of the line (? $500 total) desktop unit, come with a CD/DVD burner, and I have been doing both shns (less space) and wavs (overkill if you do the shns) on disk. 6-8 shows per DVD in shn, but only a couple, at best, if wavs.

Older systems then read these fine as data folders, just as if the DVD was a CD data disk that we've been making for 10 yrs, allowing me to move shows around, etc.

I have had so many hard drive failures over the 20 yrs I've had computers at work and home that I am totally paranoid about having all my files in one place, so I now have them all in multiple places.

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Poster: wagglebee Date: Dec 2, 2006 1:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: archiving shows?

I get a little paranoid too. I put every show on audio CDs. As backup, I put the the zip file of the SHN or FLAC on two different backup hard drives and also backup to DVD (a DVD will usually hold about three shows). In the end it's not that expensive (I spent about $1000 on four 500 gig external hard drives and DVDs are almost as cheap as CDs) and it doesn't take much time.

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Poster: deadmax Date: Dec 2, 2006 5:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: archiving shows?

What software are you using for burning?

Does it suppport DVD? IF there is no option to change your burning sesseion from CD to DVD then it does not.

Also, is your CD burner also a DVD burner?

Hardware and software both must support DVD.

I teach people about computers for a living so if you need any help please ask.

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